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Basic Costs of Carpet Flooring

ServiceWhale Carpet FloorInstallation Cost Calculator
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? Carpet removal Carpet removal

Estimated price range includes total costs of removing carpet. Including: disassemble carpet form surface, cut into movable pieces, vacate the debris from home and dispose legally, and clean the area. Price includes all tools, materials, and labor involved with removing the carpet. Additional factors to effect the cost: total size of carpet, old carpet installation method, single/multi level home, local waste removal laws.

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120 sq.ft.
$4.20
$123.00
? Padding removal Padding removal

Estimated price range includes total costs of removing padding and tackstrip. Including removal from hardwood underneath, base, removing all staples, removing all nails, glued padding removal, tackstrip dismantling, vacate the debris from home and dispose legally, and clean the area from leftovers. Additional factors to effect the cost: total size of padding, padding type and installation method, single/multi level home, length of tackstrip.

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120 sq.ft.
$10.20
$123.00
? Padding installation Padding installation

Estimated price range includes total cost of installing padding for carpet flooring installation. Including: subfloor and surface cleaning and preparation, tackless strips installation, carpet padding installation, carpet pad trimming. Additional factors to effect the cost: total size of padding aria, condition of the sub floors / installation surface.

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120 sq.ft.
$9.00
$123.00
? Carpet installation Carpet installation

Estimated price range includes the costs of installing standard carpet floors on clean and leveled underlayment subfloors. Price includes: measured layout, install perimeter tack strip, cut, seam and secure carpet. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup. installation planning, area preparation, materials, tools, waste removal and cleaning. Additional factors to effect the cost: amount of rooms, stairs, installed appliances, single/multi level home, other installation complications.

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120 sq.ft.
$91.80
$153.00
? Carpet Flooring Materials and Supplies Carpet Flooring Materials and Supplies

Estimated price range includes materials essential for carpet floor installation including: carpet, surface sealants, fasteners, adhesives, pressure sensitive tape, hot melt carpet seam tape, floor sanding discs, adhesives, carpet tack strip, fasteners and other hand tools essential for professional installation of carpet floor.

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120 sq.ft.
$183.00
$1,053.00
? Transition moldings installation Transition moldings installation

Includes transitions and moldings between rooms / walls / floor types, stair cases and installed appliances. Cost is calculated by the number of transitions needed to be installed.

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$26.70
$28.00
? Furniture moving Furniture moving

Includes moving the furniture in and out of the rooms that need new flooring installed. Cost is calculated by pieces of furniture that need to be moved, depending on size, weight, location, destination, and amount of people required to conduct the moving. Moving between levels in the house might affect the price.

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2 pieces
$41.00
$53.00
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Notes and additional information forServiceWhale Carpet Floor Installation Estimator

The suggested prices are for standard averages on carpet floor installed on prepared surfaces. The tools and materials needed to support the installation are based on indoor and outdoor carpet floor excluding exotic carpets. If exotic carpet floor are to be installed, or if the installation pattern is sophisticated, prices will probably increase and require an onsite estimate visit with a contractor (NOTE: not all contractors work with exotic carpets floor). The carpet floor installation prices given by the ServiceWhale Cost Estimator are NOT official quotes from contractors.

Carpet Flooring

Scope for carpet floor installation includes:

  1. Purchase and delivery of tools and materials:

    The scope of work included in the cost estimator assumes that contractors are responsible to purchase and deliver the tools and supplies required for the complete professional carpet floor installation.
  2. Removal of the existing flooring (if present):

    Prices are estimated based on ServiceWhale carpet floor installation historic pricing. Each case is evaluated individually depending on furniture in the room(s), size, location, levels, type of existing floor, and disposal as your local regulations requirements demand.
  3. Installation of new carpet:

    Prices are estimated based on ServiceWhale historic pricing for regular installation of non-exotic carpet. Special patterns installation, custom carpet types mixed installation and other complications in installation are not included. For exotic carpet or sophisticated custom installation it is recommended to contact with professional contractor.
  4. Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install carpet floor including:

    manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants, typically required to install carpet floor are included in the price. Contractors are responsible for all materials needed to install padding and carpet (padding and carpet costs are NOT included in this section). Hand tools, glue materials, seals, nails, and other tools necessary for installation are included in the price under contractor's responsibility.
  5. Moldings:

    Price includes labor for installation of shoe moldings (quarter rounds) and transition moldings, if selected by the customer. See number of moldings in the carpet floor cost calculator.
  6. Additional information:

    • vinyl tile is being removed from subfloor, ceramic tile is being removed from wet bed or concrete floor, other situations (not common) may require extra labor and fees.
    • installation of new floor may require subfloor repair (not included in price).
    • if requested by the customer, includes new basic padding installation (labor + materials) for carpet. Advanced padding (e.g. soundproof) may be installed at an additional price.
    • includes all other materials and tools required to complete the job (floor paper, sanding paper, etc.).
  7. Disposal

    Price Includes disposal of the old flooring (if removal was requested by customer) according to local regulations and laws. Additional disposal of furnitures or other appliances or items should be negotiated with the contractor prior to finalizing the cost. See Servicewhale carpet cost and installation guide for accurate prices.

Items EXCLUDED from the Cost Estimate

  • Additional objects moving, removing, repairing, or conducting changes in existing appliances, HVAC, electrical systems, and or plumbing systems which are not directly related to the carpet floor installation are excluded from the price and need to be negotiated with the contractor separately.
  • Handling dangerous or hazardous materials is excluded from the price and needs to be negotiated with the contractor (for example: lead paint, lead plumbing, asbestos, old wiring, balloon framing, etc).
  • Special permits,inspection, or inspection fees required by your local laws and regulations.